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Poor Hendrix is a casual neighborhood bar and restaurant located in the East Lake community of Atlanta. At the bar, we offer small plates of craveable food that pair perfectly with your favorite adult beverage and in the restaurant, you'll find simple, classic dishes that compliment an affordable but thoughtful wine list. 

Come, eat, imbibe, socialize, enjoy.

Our bar and patio are 21+ but the restaurant is all-ages. We do have more of an adult vibe and our dining room is small and intimate so we do not have highchairs or booster seats. We are happy to welcome all of our neighbors to dine with us!

No reservation needed! Poor Hendrix is first come, first serve.  We do accept limited reservations for larger parties.

RESTAURANT HOURS

SUN-THUR: 5pm - 10pm

FRI-SAT: 5pm - 11pm

CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

 

LOCATION

2371 Hosea Williams Drive

Bldg. 2

Atlanta, Georgia 30317

CONTACT US

poorhendrix@gmail.com

BAR HOURS

SUN-THUR: 4pm - midnight

FRI-SAT: 4pm - 2am

CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

WHat's in a name?

Poor Hendrix was named after our rescue pit-bull.  Hendrix was saved from the euthanasia list at Dekalb Animal Services in 2012 as a skinny, scabby, nearly hairless puppy whose health challenges were just beginning.  Hendrix survived multiple bouts of mange, parvo, a seizure disorder, and countless hospitalizations before finally being diagnosed with immune-mediated polyarthritis.  Thanks to the dedication of Animal Action Rescue and the expertise of top-notch vets around Atlanta, Hendrix is now a happy, healthy dog with a full life ahead of him.  Throughout the years, many people fell in love with and followed the progress of our sweet pup.  Whenever we would give them updates on his most recent health tribulations, their response was invariably, “Aww, poor Hendrix” and the name for our restaurant was born.



Who is Poor Hendrix?

It’s a resilient, loveable dog. It’s a couple with a dream and a lot of determination. It’s a family of dedicated staff that love what they do.  But most importantly, it’s our patrons and neighbors that provide a sense of community every time you walk through our doors.

Poor Hendrix is the fulfillment of a long-time dream of husband and wife owners, Aaron and Jamie Russell.  Aaron and Jamie met when they were just teenagers while Aaron was making pizzas and Jamie was waiting tables at a local Italian restaurant.  Aaron went on to make a career out of his love of cooking, working his way through many of Atlanta’s best restaurants including Nikolai's Roof, Seeger’s, The Dining Room, and Restaurant Eugene.  Aaron made a name for himself as a world-class Pastry Chef, earning 5 James Beard nominations and a Rising Star Chef award.  However, in 2013 after an inspirational trip to Spain and France, the couple decided it was finally time to create a restaurant all their own so they set about the tasks of raising funds, making plans, writing menus and looking for the right location.  When they first saw the space at Hosea & 2nd, they knew it was everything they had been hoping for - a quaint, old building, full of charm, located in a vibrant, diverse, up-and-coming neighborhood they already loved. Their dream of creating an intimate, casual place with simple but fabulous food and plenty of tasty libations became a reality.



 
 
 
 

RESTAURANT

Appetizer

-Lettuce, radish, pickled beans, peanuts, shaved cheese, and vinaigrette - $7

-Smoked trout butter, local radishes, & grilled baguette - $6

-Herb-marinated beans with crispy sesame crackers - $6

 

Entrees

-Grilled hanger steak with arugula puree, & french fries - $18

-Poached cod with preserved tomato, Spanish chorizo, confit potatoes, & olives - $18

-Roasted chicken leg & herbed pearl couscous with peas, bacon, & onions - $17

-French dumplings with asparagus, local peas, oyster mushrooms, & shaved egg yolk - $16

 

Dessert

-Creme Brulee of the day - $5

-Chocolate-coffee mousse & bourbon caramel with puffed rice - $5

-Strawberry ice cream, pecan cake, & orange-curry sauce - $6

BAR

Tomato-Garlic Bread-$2, + manchego and/or white anchovy-$2 each

Grilled Bread with Fresh Ricotta, Olive, Lemon, Herbs, and Peanuts-$5

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Sorghum Butter and country ham-$6

Soy and Sesame Quail Eggs on a stick-$5

Moroccan Lamb Skewers with Paprika Vinaigrette-$6

Chili-rubbed steak skewers -$5

Dry-rubbed Georgia shrimp with charred scallion aioli -$4

Chicken Wings, Buffalo, Sticky Sesame, or Garlic Parmesan-$7

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Jam-$6

French Fries w/house ranch-$5

Salmon Tartare with a bag of potato chips-$9

Garlicky White Bean dip with vegetables-$4

Edamame tossed in sweet & spicy sesame sauce-$4

Beet salad, feta, candied pecans, & basil-$7

Hot-Smoked Trout, Buttermilk & Pickled Red

Onion w/bread-$8

Bourbon Caramel with Pretzels & Apples for dipping-$5

Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats-$3

Mango sorbet, dark chocolate, chili, & lime-$4

Chocolate-coffee mousse, bourbon caramel, & puffed rice-$5

Warm

COCKTAILS

Mostly Classics

 

Daiquiri: Denizen white rum, lime, & simple

 -$8-

 

Paloma: Blanco tequila, lime, simple, & grapefruit soda

 -$9-

 

White Negroni Sbagliato: Suze, Cocchi Americano, & bubbles

 -$10-

 

Champs Elysees: Cognac, Green Chartreuse, lemon, demerara syrup, & bitters

-$13-

 

Artist's Special: Oloroso sherry, blended scotch, lemon, & house-made grenadine

 -$11-

 

True Grit: Reposado tequila, mezcal, house-made tepache, & demerara syrup

 -$10-

Old Fashioned: Redemption Rye, sugar, & bitters

 -$9-

 

Turf Club: Farmer's Organic Gin, dry vermouth, maraschino, & bitters

 -$11-

 

Cloudbuster: Redemption Rye, rum, sherry, sweet vermouth, & demerara syrup

 -$12-

 

 

 

BEER

DRAUGHT

Southern Barrel Helles Lager

Easy drinking and flavorful golden lager

16 oz., 5.2%

-$5.50-

 

Southbound Scattered Sun Witbier

Tart-lemon & orange, refreshing & crisp

16 oz., 5.2%

-$6.00-

 

Sierra Nevada Sidecar

Hoppy pale ale with a pop of bright citrus flavor

16 oz., 5.6%

-$6.00-

 

Scofflaw Rotating IPA: 16 oz., $6.50

BOTTLES & CANS

Crafty Brews

Treehorn Cider…………..…….....………..….….$6.00

Victory Golden Monkey……………..........…....$5.50

Creature Comforts Athena …............….….…$4.50

Daura Damm (Gluten Free).......................$6.00

Victory Prima Pils.............……............$4.50

Creature Comforts Bibo Pilsner.……............$5.00

21st Amendment El Sully........................$4.00

Oskar Blues Priscilla White Wit.........................$4.50

Sweetwater 420.................................$4.50

Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale..........................$5.00

Ballast Point Sculpin.... ………….………..…..$6.00

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon..................$4.50

Terrapin Hopsecutioner…………………….........$5.00

3 Taverns Hoplicity Imperial IPA……….........$6.00

Avery Brewing Ellie's Brown Ale ....……..…...$5.00

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout...............$6.50

Founder’s Porter…………………….…......….….$5.00

 

Man's Best Friend

Miller High Life, 16 oz………………….....…..$3.00

Miller Lite, 16 oz…………………….……....….$3.00

Tecate, 16 oz……………………………….....……$3.00

WINE

BY THE GLASS

Sparkling

Naveran Cava, Catalonia, Spain $10/40

Pink

Villa des Anges, Old Vine Rose, 2015,

Languedoc-Roussillon, France $8/32

White

“House White” on tap $8/32

Chateau le Noble Bordeaux Blanc 2014, Bordeaux, France $9/36

Egeo Verdejo, Rueda, Spain $10/40

Red

“House” on tap $8/32

Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir, Monterrey County, $10/40

Catena Vista Flores Malbec, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina, $9/36

Bonny Doon Vineyards, A Proper Claret, California, $11/44

BY THE BOTTLE

Sparkling

Cielo e Terra Vini Prosecco (NV), Veneto, Italy

Fresh, floral, fruity and crisp.  $32

 

Charles Heidsiek Brut,

Champagne, France

Toasty and crisp to toast those special moments!    $115

 

White

Lumos “Julia” Pinot Gris 2014, Willamette Valley

Medium body, creamy, fruity-yet-dry with a mineral finish.    $48

 

Gotas de Mar Albariño, 2014, Rias Baixas, Spain

Energetic and refreshing, slightly tart with complex minerality.  $42

 

La Clarine Farm “Jambalaia Blanc” 2015,

Vionier/Marsanne, El Dorado

Floral with nice body and juicy acidity.  $52

 

Red

Montgo Old Vine Monastrell (Mouvedre), 2012,

Alicante, Spain

Intense, layered, and ripe, with firm tannins   $36

 

Calista Coast Range Pinot Noir, 2012, California

Plush and tasty with ripe fruit, perfect acidity, and a long finish.  $44

 

Piattelli Malbec, 2014, Mendoza, Argentina

Fresh and complex with lush fruit and velvety tannins.  $40

 

Domaine de l’Oubliee Merci La Vie, Cabernet Franc, 2014,

Bourgeuil, France

Funky, earthy, and smokey. Not for the faint of heart.  $48

 

Square, Plum, & Level Dry Creek Valley Red Wine, 2014,

Cabnernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc, Sonoma

Mild spice, light oak, and complex with young tannins.  $58

 

Rocca Delle Macie, Chianti Classico Reserva,

Tuscany, Italy

Dry, soft, and gently tannic with red fruit and savory spice.  $58

News and happenings

Roasted half-chicken with bitter greens, mustard, and pan drippings

Roasted half-chicken with bitter greens, mustard, and pan drippings

 
 

SPECIALS

BARFLY Special! Every Monday and Tuesday night, 5-10 pm, we're offering a chef's choice featured entree for our bar patrons.  Follow us on social media to know what delicious dinner we're serving up this week!